Great Is the Lord
# 145:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, each verse beginning with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet A Song of Praise. Of David.
Ps. 99:5, 9 I will extol you, my God and #Ps. 98:6King,
and bless your name forever and ever.
2Every day I will bless you
# [Ps. 146:2] and praise your name forever and ever.
Ps. 48:1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised,
and his #Job 5:9; [Isa. 40:28]greatness is unsearchable.
One generation shall commend your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
5On #ver. 12the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
6They shall speak of #[Ps. 78:4]the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
7They shall pour forth the fame of your #Isa. 63:7abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
8The Lord is #See Ps. 86:5, 15gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9The Lord is #See Ps. 100:5good to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.
10 # [Ps. 19:1; 103:22] All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your #[Ps. 132:9, 16]saints shall bless you!
11They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
and tell of your power,
12to #Ps. 105:1 make known to the children of man your#145:12 Hebrew his; also next line #ver. 4; Ps. 150:2; Deut. 3:24 mighty deeds,
and #ver. 5the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 # See Ps. 10:16 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.
[The Lord is faithful in all his words
and kind in all his works.]#145:13 These two lines are supplied by one Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac (compare Dead Sea Scroll)
14The Lord #[Ps. 37:17, 24] upholds all who are falling
and #Ps. 146:8raises up all who are bowed down.
15The eyes of all #Ps. 104:27look to you,
and you give them their food in due season.
16You #Ps. 104:28 open your hand;
you #[Ps. 104:21; 147:8]satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17The Lord is #See Ps. 116:5 righteous in all his ways
and #Ps. 18:25; Jer. 3:12kind in all his works.
18The Lord is #[Ps. 34:18; 119:151; Deut. 4:7] near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him #John 4:23, 24in truth.
19He #Prov. 10:24; [John 9:31] fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
he also #Ps. 31:22hears their cry and saves them.
20The Lord #See Ps. 97:10preserves all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
21My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
and #[Ps. 150:6]let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever.